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Title:
The greatest benefit to mankind : a medical history of humanity
Author:
Porter, Roy, 1946-2002.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W. W. Norton, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xvi, 831 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
British ed. published with subtitle: A medical history of humanity from antiquity to the present.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- The roots of medicine -- Antiquity -- Medicine and faith -- The medieval west -- Indian medicine -- Chinese medicine -- Renaissance -- The new science -- Englightenment -- Scientific medicine in the nineteenth century -- Nineteenth-century medical care -- Public medicine -- From Pasteur to penicillin -- Tropical medicine, world diseases -- Psychiatry -- Medical research -- Clinical science -- Surgery -- Medicine, state and society -- Medicine and the people -- The past, the present and the future.
ISBN:
9780393046342
Format :
Book

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